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2.0 out of 5 stars Cashing in yet again.........?, 16 May 2014
This review is from: U218 Singles (Audio CD)
Apart from a couple of singles (5 at a push) U2 have always seemed a tad pompous to me, but hey-ho I thought at least one of their CD's was necessary and at the time this seemed to tick the right box. I was torn between 2 & 3 stars and as 2.5 is not possible decided on 2. To find why out read on..... This (CD) very rarely gets played nowadays and if it is its only for the inevitable various artists compilation CD for my car - 'Vertigo' or 'One' and sometimes 'Beautiful Day', but never more than one at a time, but as time passes this gets rarer and rarer. As Seasick Steve very aptly puts it they're 'still after your spare change' and the worrying part is they keep getting away with it - exactly how many compilations, best of's, re-masters etc, etc do you actually need from the same band. I have a friend who I always thought was sane and he buys everything they release, even the remasters of the remasters of the remasters (you get the idea) - just proves how wrong you can be? More importantly WHY? It's very simple 'they' know 'they' can always rely on the gullible, sorry, fans to rush out and buy it. As far as my friend goes it seems that if he's really lucky a previously unreleased ditty is sometimes cynically chucked in! The Rolling Stones are pretty good at this as well but at least they have a far better back catalogue to plunder. Still not a good enough excuse though. If you happen to disagree I've already proved my point. Never mind though as I suppose you can always look forward to the next instalment/compilation/best of/re-master/anniversay etc which will be along shortly, probably around Christmas time.
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